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texas, ms. jackson lee, for five minutes. ms. jackson lee: i ask unanimous consent to revise and extend. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. ms. jackson lee: mr. speaker, i have always had such great respect for this distinguished body. the holder and interpreter of democracy. the institution that proudly protects the constitution that was written by those who saw in this land this bright and shining sun, from sea to shining sea, enormous opportunity for freedom. so many people came to this nation and they came in many different ways. we don't carry the way we came into the future as much as the fact that we are grateful of the opportunity that this nation has given us. the nation has been able to turn the tide on embracing democracy in its fullest because of the constitution and the laws because we adhere to the three branches of government. so although my ancestors came to this nation in bondage and lasted for hundreds of years, slavery that has its remnants continuously as we move throughout society. there are now laws that can ensure no matter how you came to this country, n
that andrew jackson, they loved emily. she covered everything. the women all liked her and the women's opinions meant more than people thought in washington. i'm only became his acting first lady. she had changed her plea. she was polished. some people thought she was rude and rustic from the country. >> house oversight committee leaders come and tear issa and elisha cummings testify on viability of the u.s. postal service. their testimony came before the subcommittee one week after the post-general announcement of the military five-day letter delivery service. this is 40 minutes. >> i have a statement that i want to give. i'm going to just yield to her friends from the house, chairman issa, try ranking democrat on the elisha cummings. especially in the last months of last year, had a chance to bear down and try to get to -- we got in the red sun in terms of final solution we've made real progress. and when to forego comments initially and ask our colleagues to just go ahead and pick it up from there. again, thank you for joining us. >> thank you. chairman carper, ranking member cobu
at the folks who are leaving his administration, the e.p.a.'s director, lisa jackson, she said the e.p.a.'s role is interestingly -- quote -- "to level the playing field against fossil fuels." secretary chu who is leaving the administration, said he must -- quote -- "boost the price of gasoline to the levels in europe." and secretary salazar who is leaving continues to talk about the fact that the energy strategy showed good results but they have restricted access to federal offshore and onshore oil and gas resources through moratoriums, through blocking permits, through leasing plans, they denied americans billions in public revenue and thousands of jobs. so i stand here saying that the keystone x.l. pipeline is a perfect example of the obama administration's pattern of delaying good projects by requiring excessive red tape. so i come here with you, the senator from north dakota and the senator from alaska, and look to you, the senator from north dakota, and thank you for your leadership, for your determination forks your, for yr fortitude, for you fighting to make sure that we as a
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